Engineering a cool garden gate
April 21, 2014 4:06 AM Subscribe
I'd like to make a new garden gate. I'm aware the term garden gate has many possible interpretations, so to clarify: by this I mean a gate from the border of my yard to the communal snicket that runs along the back of all the terraced houses in my street.
What I'd like to do is go for a bit of a medieval look. This means big dome headed black nails on the exterior side of the door, a grille in the middle for checking who is about before opening the door and, this is where I need help: a safe style thrown bolt on the inside.
It's this last bit I'm having trouble with. I don't know how to Google for inspiration because I don't know the correct term.
I'm thinking of a handle that when moved either up or down or left to right operates perhaps two or three other bolts which all slide into place by the action of that one initial movement.
Any ideas? Just a bit of fun. I think my son would enjoy it.
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